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STAR PIECE - Calabria, Tarentum, Silver Drachm, 302-281BC



Obverse: Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with Skylla hurling a rock, EY below

Reverse: Owl facing standing on thunderbolt with wings open; ΣΩ upwards to right, [ΔIO] beneath thunderbolt, [TAPANTINΩN]

3.10g, 16mm

Grade: Extremely fine

Ref: HN Italy 1018


£600 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Ancient Greek, Cilicia, Tarsos, Silver Stater, Balakros, 333-323 BCE, Athena

Balakros was the satrap of Cilicia under Alexander III (the Great). 

Obverse: Facing bust of Athena, draped, wearing triple-crested helmet and necklace

10.83g, 25mm

Grade: Very Fine, interesting test cut.
Reverse: Baaltars seated left on throne, torso facing, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand, left hand holding chlamys at the waist; grain stalk and bunch of grapes to left, ivy leaf above B to right, monogram beneath throne. 
Prov: Ex a private UK collection, previously Roma Numismatics.
£540 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Attia, Athens, Silver Tetradrachm, c454-404BC, Athena/Owl



Obverse: Head of Athena, right, wearing creasted Attic helmet

Reverse: Owl standing, right, olive sprig and crescent behind

26mm, 17.16g

Grade: VF+, ancient bankers slight punch mark on cheek, beautiful owl!



£680 (P&P free to UK, other locations please ask first)

Macedonia as a Roman Province. A Greatly Historical Coin Exhibiting Two Languages. Aesillas as Quaestor, Silver Tetradrachm, 95-70BC



Obv: Head of Alexander the Great, right, with horn of Ammon and flowing hair, MAKEΔ[ONΩN] beneath, Θ behind


Rev: Money-chest (cista or fiscus), club and chair, AESILLAS and Q  above, within olive-wreath

14.083g, 28mm

Ref: SNG Cop 1330

Grade: VF, slight weakness to lower edge

Note: A remarkable coin produced by the Romans to appeal to the Macedonians. Both Greek and Latin are displayed, and the power of Rome is also demonstrated with the tax collectors name and tools of his trade on the reverse! This coin could be equally shown on the Roman or Alexander pages!


£370  (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Macedon, Akanthos, SIlver Tetrobol, 470-390BC



Obv: Forepart of bull left, head looking back ΠE above

Rev: Shallow quadripartite incuse square


2.02g, 15mm

Ref: S1369var

Grade: VF+ a beautiful little coin



£220 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Pegasus with Curved Wings on a Silver Obol from the Thraco-Macedonian Region, 5th century BC



Obverse: forepart of Pegasos, right

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square

9mm, 0.81g

Grade: Very fine

Prov: ex Naumann




£80 (+P&P)

A Very Rare Example of An Unusual Coin from Bruttium!

Kroton, Silver Third Stater, 530-500BC



Obverse: Delphic tripod with three handles, with legs terminating in lion's paws, with ornaments on and serpents rising from the bowl, QPO to left.

Reverse: Unusual incuse, legs terminating in indents symbolising lion's paws.

Ref: SNG ANS 298-9 

1.71g, 20mm

Grade: Very fine, very rare.

Prov: ex Roma Numismatics, previously an private European collection.



£300  (+P+P)

Caria, Rhodos, Silver Drachm, c88BC-14AD



Obv: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly to right.

Rev: Rose seen from above, pal, grain ear and P-O around.


An extrodinary piece of art work, a must for every serious collector. Ex Leu Numismatics, Switzerland.


Ref: HGC 6,1456

Grade: Extremely fine with a few minor scrapes

£345  (+P&P)

Cilicia, Soloi, Balakros, Satrap of Cilicia, Silver Stater, 361-334BC


Obverse: Baaltars seated left on throne, torso facing, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand, left hand holding chlamys at his waist; grain ear and grape bunch to left, monogram below throne indicating Soloi mint. 

Reverse: Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and necklace. 



Grade: VF despite heavy test cut.



£200 (+P&P)

Kings of Macedonia, Philip II (father of Alexander the Great), Silver Tetrobol or 1/5th Stater, Apollo/Horseman, 359-336BC



Obverse: head of Apollo wearing a tainia, right

Reverse: naked youth riding horse, ΦIΛIΠΠOY, club below.

15mm, 2.23g

Ref: S6690

Grade: VF+

Prov: ex private Essex collection.



£90 SOLD

Ptolemaic Empire, Egypt, Alexandria, Cleopatra III and Ptolemy IX Soter, 116-107 BC, AR Tetradrachm


Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolomy, right



Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt. LI-ΠA across fields (year 10).

24mm, 4h, 13.85g

Ref: S7922, BMC 63-64; SNG Cop. 356-357




£150 SOLD

Ionia, Ephesos, Silver Fraction (Tartemorion), c5th Century BC


Obverse: Bee


Reverse: Head of eagle, left (unusual varient), EΦ above

0.4g, 6mm

Ref: SNG Cop 211

Grade: Extremely fine, wonderful detail for such a small coin!


£80 SOLD

Wonderful Example of the Natural Alloy of Gold and Silver, Electrum

Lesbos, Mytilene, Electrum Hekte, 375-326BC



Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo, right.



Reverse: Head of female, right, within linear square.

Ref: HGC6,1021

2.52g,10mm, 2h

Grade: Near Extremely Fine

Prov: Ex Roma Numismatics



 £350 SOLD


One of the Nicest Pieces of Greek Art!

Macedon Under Roman Protectorate, First Meris, 167-148BC, Amphipolis, Tetradrachm


Obverse: Diademed head of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in centre of macedonian shield.

Rev: Club within oak wreath; monograms above and below, thunderbolt to left.

Ref: SNG Cop 1314

16.85g, 32mm

Grade Very fine +




£360 SOLD

Alexander III (the Great) Tetradrachm of Lysimachos (possibly a contemporary imitation)


Head of Alexander the Great wearing horns of Ammon. Produced after his death by his friend and general, Lysimachos.


Fine, silver.

Rev: Athena enthroned, holding Nike and resting arm on shield. The name of Lysimachos is crowned by Nike on the left.

14.25g, 28mm

Grade: Fine, an opportunity to own this wonderful type without breaking the bank. Other Alexander coins here.

Ex Lockdales Coin Auction


£90 SOLD  


Thrace, Cherronesus, Hemidrachm, 500-480BC



Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back


Reverse: Incuse square divided into four compartments one of which contains a X and dot.

Comes with old ticket.

Ref: cfS1349

Grade: Very fine.



£70 SOLD

Attica, Athens, Silver Tetradrachm, c353-294BC



Obv: Helmeted head of Athena, right

Reverse: Owl standing right with head facing, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, AOE to right.

An iconic Greek coin in very collectable condition.

17.13g, 21mm

Ref: SNG Cop 64

Grade: Very fine +


£450  (+P&P)  SOLD

Attica, Athens, Silver Tetradrachm, c350-300BC, With Banker's Mark


Obverse: Head of Athena with eye in profile, right

Reverse: Owl standing right with head facing, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, AOE to right.

An iconic Greek coin with interesting bankers mark on obverse.

Ref: S2537

17.13g, 21.5mm

Grade very fine

£390 SOLD



Obv: helmeted head of Athena, right

Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind all within an incuse square

17.69g, 23mm x 7mm thick

Ref: SNG Cop 63

Dionysus Tetradrachm from Thrace 


Thasos, Thrace, AR Tetradrachm. After 148 BC. Obverse: Head of Dionysus right, crowned with vines.




Reverse: HRAKLEOUS to right, SWTEROS left, QASIWN below, Herakles standing facing, naked, head left, holding club and lion skin.

16.87g, 31mm



£150 SOLD

Ancient Greek Illyria, Akarnania, Anaktorion AR Stater Athena/Pegasus 350-300BC


Obv: Pegasus (Pegasos) flying left with straight and pointed wings, AN monogram beneath

Rev: Head of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet, left, API before, and ΔΩ with flaming altar behind.
Ref: S2255
22mm, 8.52g. Grade F/VF
£220 SOLD
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